Dating fender usa telecasters
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I removed the protective covering from the pickguard and back plate.
Maybe the transitional guitars from MIJ to the CIJ??It would appear that it may be the 1st convention that they scrapped. The only thing is that there is no space after the 10 as discribed in the text.Just 8 consecutive number with no spacing (10001906).Yet if you take the neck off they can be 1994-1997!As you look at these serial numbers, please note that the same “letter-prefix” on the serial numbers are used for two different sets of dates. AND now Japan as started making the MADE IN JAPAN guitars again and using old serial numbers.Here is an American Special Strat with the "10XXXXXX" serial number: Here is an "Ivory" limited run American Standard with the "US10" serial number: Edit: You can see why they made the change; it's much easier to see that the "US10" is a prefix than you could on the earlier ones with just the "10".
and both were being made at the same time from 1994 till 1997.You have to look closely but you can see that the first two digits (the "10") are a slightly different font than the other 6 digits.I also believe that Fender made a change in May and that from that point on the serial numbers will now read "US10XXXXXX".)and both were being made at the same time from 1994 till 1997.Mid–1997 the CIJ logo was the only one used on Fender guitars coming out of Japan (with exception the Squire series).Yet if you take the neck off they can be 1994-1997! They are dead on replicas of the original vintage Fenders, shot with 100% nitro and often use USA electronics.